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Watch: Awesome 'Monster Roll' Sushi Chefs vs Sea Monsters Short

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October 22, 2012
Source: Vimeo

Monster Roll

"A great war has begun between man and the sea…" We've got another awesome short today! Hopefully you're not having sushi for lunch? This rather amusing proof-of-concept short, directed by Dan Blank, is called Monster Roll, and it's a funny high concept comedy about sushi chefs vs sea monsters. "It's a crazy idea, but one we just really wanted to see made. So, we made it." The story is fun, it's kind of violent, and while the effects do need more work, I think everything feels fine in context and plays well anyway. It's just a highly entertaining proof-of-concept. It gets really good when they step outside of "Sushi Hut" in LA. Enjoy!

Monster Roll was debuted online via Vimeo today. It was written & directed by Dan Blank. As introduced: "Proof-of-concept for a feature about sushi chefs fighting sea monsters. It's a crazy idea, but one we just really wanted to see made. So, we made it." The cast includes Masashi Odate, Steve Howey, Hidetoshi Imura and Gerald Okamura. The short was produced by Erich Lochner & Matt Miller, and Dan Blank & Sarah Blank. I'm glad I had a chance to check this out, it was a lot of fun, and with the right budget I would love to see a full-length feature, could be interesting. For more info: monsterroll.com. What did you think?

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Reader Feedback - 26 Comments

1

gnarly. awesome.

Nick Sears on Oct 22, 2012

2

that has to be the best thing I've seen ever! I look forward to this!

Bitmap'd Gamer Tees on Oct 22, 2012

3

Stupid...

Vreeland Holt on Oct 22, 2012

4

you stupid..

truong18 on Oct 22, 2012

5

HOLY SHIT!!!!!! O.O

Colin Gillespie on Oct 22, 2012

6

I don't know how well it would work as a full-length feature, but this short was really entertaining and funny!

moutchy on Oct 22, 2012

7

HORY SHIT!

reeft on Oct 22, 2012

8

Mister ,just because I asian does not mean I don't rike another kind of food!

Name on Oct 22, 2012

9

that was fucking hilarious. I wanna see that guy fight the monster fish.

truong18 on Oct 22, 2012

10

and then what?

nha on Oct 22, 2012

11

And then he goes medieval on that douchebag from the beginning of the short.

ahn on Oct 22, 2012

12

Very cool and really well done!

Andreas Climent on Oct 22, 2012

13

that was awesome :O aw cripes. now i'm craving sushi.

fem!anon on Oct 22, 2012

14

The dumbest thing I've ever seen.

Lagoya on Oct 22, 2012

15

Better effects and acting than most Syfy originals, give em a job!

Carpola on Oct 22, 2012

16

Impressive.. Almost thought it was a real movie..

mandaryn on Oct 22, 2012

17

This needs to be made as a full feature film.

Name on Oct 22, 2012

18

I really enjoyed that. I got more satisfaction out of that 6 minutes than 90% of the movies out there. The acting and writing was perfect. A perfectectly edited 6 minutes of pure entertainment.

Patrick on Oct 22, 2012

19

reminds me of Anthony Bourdain's comic Get Jiro at first.

Kento on Oct 22, 2012

20

Eh. That was pretty dumb.

guest on Oct 22, 2012

21

cool 😀

redskulllives on Oct 23, 2012

22

this would be an objectively awesome movie

gpak on Oct 23, 2012

23

Epic... and soy sauce on sushi what a pansy. Real men smother it in Sriracha feel the burn of the mighty rooster!

DJROBL on Oct 23, 2012

24

Awesome, great light tone, but looks like it could really really suck as a feature film.

Oct8pus on Oct 23, 2012

25

It kinda reminds of Kung Fu hustle.

well then.. on Oct 23, 2012

26

So, when is the full length coming out? 🙂 Amazing graphics and great story line so far! So, what happens next? I want to see the fight!

Eva Kazzaz on Oct 29, 2012

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